ATA Security Feature Set These switches are DANGEROUS to experiment with, and might not work with some kernels. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
# hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep erase supported: enhanced erase
The drive should also list master password for secure erase:
# hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep pass Master password revision code = 65534You can all attempt to set your own password:
# hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 111111 /dev/sdaTo start secure erase data removal you can do:
# hdparm --user-master u --security-erase 111111 /dev/sda